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day after three-day meeting of the u.c. board of regents. brian flores joins us live to explain one of the issues on the table, a $4 million marketing plan that was a huge flop. brian? >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. governor brown making a rare appearance today at the urchlts c. regents -- u.c. regents meeting. he would like to see more students getting their education through online courses. the governor making that pitch today during the meeting that was also attended by lieutenant governor gavin newsom. increased online courses was also spearheaded by the u.c. president. he said there are no other ways to get around the traditional methods of education. the governor says the system needs to make the changes. he says that both the u.c. and -- [indiscernible] -- needs to hold the line on tuition and costs and thinks online courses will do that. he says it may even benefit high schools. >> maybe the online expansion can get into the high schools and get kids into math and science and even language and other programs that can get them ready so they'll be part of that pool that co
. >> reporter: fixing the uc budget. the high-tech way the state says it can reach more students. >>> another cold morning. but ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo will be here to tell you about warmer temperatures and your weekend forecast. >>> health information of your favorite san francisco restaurant will soon be easier to access in a new announcement from the mayor. Ñç5xñóÑmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- >>> the third and final way of the uc regents meeting is underway. sal castanedo is live to explain the big focus of the meeting today. good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. this is the last day. and one of the ideas that has emerged from the meeting is starting more online education. 10% of the general education requirements in the future could be set up on some online academy that the university is using here wants to set up. governor jerry brown, a regent himself and a graduate of uc berkeley says he likes the idea and has submitted -- committed $10 million from the state budget to help the university add more online courses. >> we have to get out of our comfort zone and look
to make college more accessible bringing in more revenue. the president of the"(tzr uc sym says we're at a turningmÑ point. california no longer has means to support the uc system the wait has for decades. instead, he said it's time to embrace other ways of safing and making money, enter online course autos so there is no luxury of sitting in the present trajectory unless you don't mind paying ever increasing tuition. >> the uc system offers 200 courses to under graduate and graduate students and attempted to reach out to nonuc students charging between $1400 and $2400 per class but it had little success. >> there have been failure as long the way. there are failures at columbia, illinois, other institutions. >> but promised within the next two months, the system will present a new program to develop moron line courses. >> i think those possibilities that give us the pose yifblt cross subsidizing our traditional bricks and mortar campus deliver rif uc quality. >> the regents heard from experts in the field of online system. >> we've thrown out sports, clubs, volunteerism, student
courses, but has attracted just 1 student outside of the u-c system. the university began offering 14 on-line courses for college credit a year ago, aiming to generate new revenue by enrolling students worldwide. 17-hundred u-c students have taken the courses, but only one of them is not already enrolled at a u-c campus. governor brown is now looking into the program. >> disgraced cycling champion lance armstrong. has agreed to a rare televised interview with oprah winfrey that will air next week. winfery's web site says, armstrong will address allegations that he used performance- enhancing drugs during his cycling career. this comes days after the new york times reported. that armstrong was telling associates he is considering admitting to doping allegations. which for so long. he so vehemently denied. armstrong was stripped of his 7-tour de france titles. and has been banned from cycling competitions for life >> jacqueline: big changes coming to the forecast spotty showers with cold arctic temperatures will be dropping significantly add look at the morning lows, 20's! frigid temperatu
of the uc system. >>> also a major expansion to tell you about. how much facebook plans to spend to carve out more space on the peninsula. >> and would you believe a flu vaccine made from insects. the new hope for people suffering from the flu virus. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. hazy sunshine for today, but by all accounts really gorgeous outside. 74 in the scotts valley. 67 in the mill valley who could hit 70 degrees tomorrow coming up. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> researchers are using bugs to battle the flu bug and people with allergies may be the big winners. a cdc map charting flu activity shows the virus is widespread in all but three states. doctors are urging everyone who hasn't gotten the vaccine yet to get one as soon as possible. nbc bay area's marianne favro is live at the santa clara health department with a closer look at a new egg-free flu vaccine. marianne? >> reporter: janelle it is
's controversial but it is fair. it's right. and it's just. >> reporter: also getting a boost is the uc and cal state system. they will each get an additional $250 million. that's a 5% increase. now, it is less than what the university's actually asked for but the governor says he will urge the uc regents and the csu governing board not to raise tuition but he cannot make any guarantees. so we'll just have to see on those tuition hikes. while we have seen billions in cuts to state services, do not expect those to return anytime soon. the governor says, this is not the time to start spending wildly since we're just getting a handle on the budget. as for pressure to spend from the legislature, the governor says he is going to use all his charm to make sure that doesn't happen at least not this year. live in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> seeing one of our mates in the middle of the school just like get jumped like that. >> violence spilling on school grounds. how a group of gang members made their way onto campus to target a high school student. >
. >> governor brown is scheduled to attend the uc board of regents meeting in san francisco and will talk about the priorities he wants to see in the system. the "los angeles times" reports he. push for more teaching and less research at the campuses and the governor also wants more online courses to save money and increase class offering. in the budget proposal last week, he increased money for both the uc and california state systems by $250 million each. >> oakland public safety commission has voted to recommend a contract to hire a police consultant. the commission meeting drew a huge crowd and many people were angry over the mention of former los angeles and new york police chief as the consultant. he favors the stop-and-frisk technique where police stop anyone who is suspicious. some call that another form of racial profiling. oakland police chief jordan says there is more to him that stop and frisk. >> part of the success in new york and los angeles was based on community partnership. that is something we are in support of. >> the safety commission did not specifically recommend the cons
department says it's been in contact with american hostages families. >> a researcher at uc davis injured in a small explosion that took place inside of an apartment this morning. police say they were called around 1:30 a.m. when];=b this man showed up suffering from injuries to his hands. they evacuated the building. it's not clear what caused this explosion. >> uc reej yenlts conclude tleed days of meetings this afternoon in san francisco. all of the heavy hitters from sacramento were there with officials. >> governor brown came to tout an area of collaborations between legislature and uc system. >> is there is broad agreement here today that the state can no longer be relied on for funding as it has been in the past. doesn't that mean privatization? no. they say, but no one knows yet what the new model will look like. >> month one missed an opportunity and the budget influgs to prevent under graduate tuition increase kreess. no one missed an opportunity model has to be figured out going forward. brown boiled it down to too much spending, and a financial model that has to be overhauled
's push for more online college courses. uc says it could be a new avenue for students to transfer in. >>> also spencer? >> th a southern california woman into a five year cycle of debt. i'm michael finney. the story just ahead on 7 on your side. >>> i'm spencer christian. another night to shiver but the weekend ahead will give us sunshine to bask in. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up. >>> thank you, sensor. >>> also ahead, thejwwñ [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. san rafael. south bay, pleasanton and all of of the bay area this is abc 7 news. >>> the governor is on a new mission tonight. he is is pushing for more are online courses throughout california's college system
by a little known online education program wrun by university of california. uc spent $4.3 million marketing uc online courses in hopes of getting nonusc students to enroll in web based classes for a fee. but the chronicle reports only one person has taken a class during that time. the university says the concept was launched in 2010 before other universities like stanford and harvard began giving them away for free. governor brown ordered regents to emplain them selfs and talk about this program next wednesday in a meeting. >> cruise planning to head off a possible flood in east palo alto. they packed about 10,000 sandbags today. today, they will line the bags in a levy that. >> u.s. forest service offering public a chance to ski with a ranger. the hour long program will be offered on mondays and fridays starting next friday. participants must purchase tickis and being intermediate levels or above skiers. >> love that idea. >> fantastic. >> all right. sandhya patel join us now. >> yes. she's up on the roof. sounds like cold is coming. >> yes. real cold, looking behind me, the wind is calm.
investigators say it could take months to determine the true cause. >> governor brown will attend a uc board of regents meeting to discussion the proposed budget and the impact on uc wanting to keep further tuition or fee increases off the agenda. university of california schools will get plenty of financial help from taxpayers after voters approves proposition 30. he wants more teaching, less research, and more students accepted from community colleges. >> san francisco's law banning public nudity goes into effect but today it is challenged in federal court. a lawsuit filed by four in november seeks an injunction based on constitutional rights. the city attorney will argue on behalf of the ordinance in the district court in san francisco. the attorney arguing for the plaintiffs wants it to apply to all nude its not just the four that filed suit. >> notre dame could hold a news conference today on the shocking story of the national college football star who claims he was a victim of a terrible hoax. grieving the death of his girlfriend exposed as a hoax. an investigation is underway whether
. >>> uc under graduate students will likely not see their tuition go up next fall. they made that announcement yesterday. proposition 30 the uc system is expected to receive $125 million in state funding next year. that means there won't be a need to raise under graduate tuition. there is still talk of raising fees for graduate programs. >>> we do have the first video of manti teo. he is training for the april nfl draft. he knew for weeks his stanford girlfriend never existed but he perpetuated the hoax as notre dame prepared for the national championship game. >>> let's go back to sal. how does it look? >> it looks pretty good. on 80 westbound we will start there and look at the traffic coming in from va lay -- vallejo and richmond. it doesn't usually stay this way for too long. now is your opportunity. at the bay bridge toll plaza the traffic is light getting into san francisco. and no trouble on the upper deck of the bay bridge. if you're driving on the peninsula 101 and 280 look pretty good here. driving on 101 down to the south bay. no problems there. we've been looking
. according to the uc campuses, an increase of 10.7%. also, latino applicants are the largest group of freshmen applicants. at uc berkley, more than 67,000 students apply. ucla received the most applications with more than 80,000 applications. >>> boeing is saying they will not build more dream liners until the investigation is complete. all of the dream liners were grounded until the investigation is complete. >> when they are released slowly, the batteries have a very good safety record, but if not, the batteries will release their content and have the potential for explosion. >> united is the only us airline currently flying the plane and is expressing support for boeing. now, one of the run ways at the san francisco national airport is closed today for construction. sfo will only be able to handle about half of the 60 flights an hour. the biggest impact will be on passengers flying within a two hour radious of the area. >>> there is good news for the passengers concerned about privacy. body scanners showing a nude impage will no longer be used. sfo stopped using the full body sc
revenues earmarked for higher education, but now the csu and uc boards could still raise student fees. >>> a new national study suggests the more money parents contribute to their kids' college education, the lower their grades will be. uc sociology professor laura hamilton told the "new york times" the effect is modest, not big enough to make students fail out of college, but it's surprising because parents assume the more money they give, the better their child will perform in school. >> let the kids work! >>> latest census shows a shift in california's population. latin immigrants no longer make up the majority of the state's immigrant population. instead, it's immigrants from asia. 42% of immigrants coming to the state were from latin america, 37 from asia. a decade later, 57% from asia, more than two times the 22% that come from latin america. >>> well, it's green and a bit extreme. a new garbage collection program may be in store for palo alto, with fewer bins and more sorting for residents. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington explains how it all
in san anselmo. the park is expected to open on june 1st in san anselmo avenue near city hall. >>> uc offers classes for 24 to $2,400. but uc is not drawing nonuc students only one in fact. uc is getting competition from other units such as stanford which offers courses for free. >>> multiple choice questions on state standardized tests may soon be a thing of the past for california students. s t udents the new way of testing is scheduled to be rolled out in the 2014-2015 school year pending approval by lawmakers and the governor. >>> a marin county landmark has a completely new look following several storms. this is the way the arch looked like at the tennessee beach at tennessee cove for decades. for many years it's also been a favorite spot for pictures. but on december 29th. a graduate student at the institute of technology was on the beach taking pictures when all of a sudden that arch came tumbling down. the graduate student and his geologist father said the noise was so loud it also blocked out the sounds of the waves. >>> it starts way up here and you see the curser this red l
the board until august to find a replacement. he plans to return to teaching law at u.c. berkeley. in a written statement he said the prior 18 months brought a state of taxing heather ishimaru use, though these challenges have been largely overcome i feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for 2013 marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend the university of california next fall. that's a 10.7% increase over last fall. the largest increase is at uc santa cruz with a 16.9% jump in freshman plants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest increase at 9.7%. it is 5:36. come up next we are behind the rest of the country but now the flu has come to california. how you can prevent your kids from being part of the national epidemic. >>> and let's take a live look outside at our mt. tam camera. a little shaky out there this morning. winds about 15 miles an hour. here look at the foreground and san francisco in the background where it's 46 degrees th
a curfew to curve violence. >>> several apartment buildings on the uc davis campus are villevacuated after a -- evacuated after a explosion. police responded to the scene at the housing complex around 1:30 a.m. this morning. they found chemicals inside the unit where the explosion occurred. the building and several apartments were evacuated. >> current zone we consider not safe to be in. once we start the removal process that area will open up because we will move the chemicals. >> there is no word on exactly what type of chemicals were involved. police say they were alerted the of explosion from hospital officials after the injured person sought treatment for a hand injury. uc davis officials describe that person as a junior research specialists. >>> the creator of "dear abby" has died. pauline friedman phillips died yesterday after a long battle with alzheimer's. her column first appeared in the san francisco chronicle in 1956. her column competed against her column competed against sk ann landers written by her twin sister. her daughter promised to continue her legacy. ktvu channel 2 ne
to design and build a microscope out of legos? a >>> the uc reekents third and final day of meetings featured what could be unprecedent add tendance by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the asem blismt some consider it a sign of collaboration between lawmakers and uc. >> no one, it seemed missed an opportunity to see how grateful they for the $125 budget infusion, but all gratitude in the world will not prevent a crisis requiring major changes in the system. >> there is a spending problem. there is a revenue problem. and there is a paradigm problem. >> fixing them, says the governor snot his problem, it's everyone's problem. >> model of higher education is broken. it's true. going forward what we do about it, what kinld of design change is feesible that, remains to be seen. >> over time, we're going have to do some things differently. if we stand still, we can get behind. >> the assembly speaker told the regents the state ability to help them out of spots will be limited for the for seeable future you can't blame for asking. and the truth is that we have to find altern
reports indicated the 17 people injured after a boat crashed in manhattan dock spread uc them being taken away and stretchers. about a dozen people have been injured. they're going to the hospital and this is where the accident happened. about 12 people are injured and this happened just about a half hour ago. when we receive more information we will bring ghetto you carry mom >>it to you. >> judgment day has arrived for barry bonds, roger clemens and sammy sosa to find out their hall of fame fates. with the clout of steroids strutting many candidates. baseball writers may fail for though only second time in more than four decades and to elect anyone to the hall of fame. results will be announced at 11:00 this morning our time. >> redskins quarterback robert griffin iii will probably have surgery this week for his torn lateral collateral ligament. doctors will accessed at the time if there is damage to doctors will accessed at the time if there is damage to doctors will accessed at the time if there is damage to (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's
digital courses a year ago. unlike uc, stanford and harvard which offer online college courses for free, uc officials say the fact that their courses allow students to interact with professors and fellow students, more students will be signing up. >>> so do you think you need a break from your stressful job? the website "careercast" put together a list of the least stressful jobs. number one, university professor followed by seamstress or tailor, medical records technician at 3. if you are a jeweler, you're in luck, you're number 4. then medical lab technician. apparently not having someone look over your shoulder is kind of a big deal. >> i think so. >> not surprisingly jobs where no one is watching over your shoulder key to low blood pressure. the most stressful john obviously is being in the military. >> no kidding and for their families, too. >> absolutely. >>> what do you think about meteorologist? >> highly stressful job when we have jobs coming or way. but university professor, that's interesting. is that because they have all our p.a.'s wor
for this morning's uc regents meeting in san francisco. the "chronicle" reports the uc system has spent more than $4 million on marketing its online courses to non-students. well, so far only 5 people have signed up. a total of 1700 students are taking advantage of the classes. >> need to market a little better i think. >> just a bit. >>> 4:50 now. facebook wants to change the way we search online. the social network unveiled graph search. it allows you to narrow your searches through different categories. people, photos, places and interests. for example, you can search for friends in san francisco who like cbs 5. the millions out there. graph search is available by invitation-only for now. meantime, facebook lost nearly 1.4 million active users in the month of december. experts say increased advertising and new experimental fees may have turned some people off. >>> united will now deliver your bags so you don't have to wait for them at baggage claim on top of the regular baggage fee it would cost $30 for one bag, $40 for two, and $50 for up to eight
in charge of online classes at the university of california are scheduled to give a presentation to the uc regents about the lack of success marketing the online classes to nonstudents. the university spent $4.3 million marketing its online classes. hoping to attract tuition from students around the world. but since classes began a year ago, only one person who is not already a uc student has taken the class. uc online classes cost $1400 to $2400. but other universities such as stanford and harvard are offering online classes for free. hundreds of thousands of students have signed up for those classes. >>> uc berkeley is one of the top ten best public college values in the country aid -- according to kiplinger magazine. the magazine looked at admission rates, and other items to come up with the list. ucla is the highest ranking california school. >>> there is a new report suggesting some college co-eds are turning to so-called sugar daddies to help them pay for education. a website shows a 67% increase in the number of female students signing up for the online service. they spend time with
the next chief of staff is likely to be dennis mcdone mcdonogh. he would replace jack lew. >>> uc students say they will be at the regents' meeting this morning to petition lifting caps on health benefits. and jerry bro unwill be there -- jerry brown will be there. a group of students calling for uc to eliminate the cap as called for in president obama a.m. healthcare overhaul. currently, the plan has a lifetime coverage cap of $had00 -- of $400,000. a student group says that's not enough to cover a serious chronic illness. >>> in ireland and britain, an irish meat processor now recalling 10 million burgers. investigators found one burger out of 27 contained 29% horse meat. >> we're told what the label says and then there's also things not there. it's a bit worrying, isn't it? how much can you trust? >> it's also possible not to -- not to want to end the climate, some have cut corners and horse meat has been supplied. >> authorities say the horse meat is not a danger to the public. >>> 7:21. warmer weather ahead. but what about rain? up next, meteorologist steve paulson will tell us if he
college find out by april 26th. u-c president mark yudof is leaving his post later this year. yudof says, he will resign at the end of august. because of health issues. he is planning to return to teaching law at u-c berkeley. yudof has been president of the 10-campus system since 2008. he oversaw some tumultuous times. including deep cuts in state funding and academic programs. sharp increases in tuition. and several rowdy on-campus reach up of 20- feet. this morning seven hostages and the latest in algeria. let's take a quick look outside this morning. let's check in with for your jonatha it is going to be cold. but. warm afternoon. monday, tuesday, the sunshine and mild conditions. there is a chance of rain in the forecast for wednesday. if you're headed out in the north bay. 29 in napa. the futurecast showing plenty of 50s at 10:00 a.m.. noon, 60s. indicated by the blue. for those headed out, expect clear skies. and 40's. as we start off in the south bay 66 in los gatos. santa clara. and a little bit cooler with 50s and 60s there. downtown san francisco, 62 degrees. mainly low 60s an
blame a small group of drivers for the majority of bay area gridlock. researchers from uc-berkeley and mit tracked more than 350,000 drivers through their cell phone and gps signals. when a group came from outlying neighborhoods to travel long distances at the same time, they often clogged up the freeways. caltrans says it may put in more metering lights to spread out the volume in frequently congested areas. >>> coyotes in the bay area's urban centers becoming a bigger problem as the animals and humans come into increasing contact with each other. the twin peaks area in san francisco is reporting an uptick in coyote sightings. one neighbor we spoke to says pets in his neighborhood have started disappearing. wildlife experts say people should bring their pets in at night and secure their outside trash. >>> a beloved primary living at the san francisco zoo for nearly 50 years has died. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington says zookeepers and visitors said good-bye today to the primate, the matriarch of the chimpanzees. >> reporter: she had be
a tuition hike at ucs next school year. the proposal includes an additional $250 million to the uc system. a uc spokesman tells the "sacramento bee" they are excited about the proposal. >>> another cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold night here in the bay area. [ laughter ] >> brian hackney -- >> what was it? >> -- has more on the cold freeze warning in effect. brian. >> that's enough of those four- letter words. [ laughter ] >> actually at this hour things are a tiny bit warmer. 45 at concord, oakland 50, livermore 45. it was 43 last night at this time. so it's still going to get cold. freeze warnings are posted for all bay area valleys up in the north bay and down through santa clara county. temperatures will get as low as 26 tonight. so be sure to protect plants, pets. but in the extended forecast, it looks as if after the -- the big chill is going to ease up with that low pressure dome heading into the inner mountain region, high pressure building over the west coast. that's good news ahead for us. we'll have it all when we cover the weat
at the university of california. today, school officials said the number of applications to the uc's nine undergraduate campuses rose 8.6%. that includes freshmen and transfer applicants applying for the fall semester. >>> and for the first time, latinos are the largest group of california students applying for freshman admission, rising to 32.1% of that pool. >>> a bay area gun buyback program that was so popular it ran out of cash. the iou's now total tens of thousands of dollars. coming up, we ask, where is that money going to come from? >> big changes on how you can view the mavericks contest this year. we'll have that story, coming up. >> and you might be viewing your kids playing outside this weekend. it's looking absolutely gorgeous. here's a peek outside at san jose. currently another gorgeous evening on a friday. rain does return to the extended forecast. find out when it comes back to the bay area, next. the guns kept coming. but the ca >>> a recent gun buyback in one bay area county may have been a little too successful. the guns kept comi
their online failure, only one nonstudent enrolled after the uc system spent more than $4 million in marketing to students. now in contrast, the csu model is built for a existing group of students, students that need the courses to graduate at $150 a course. most students need some level of remediation, they expect the spots will fill up fast and they will have to turn others away. >> there's a new push to change the name of san francisco's airport. the san francisco lawmaker introduced legislation today that if approved, would rename sfo in honor of slain gay rights leader, harvey milk. he needs five others to agree to get it on the ballot. if it goes through, sfo would be the first airport to be named in the nation after a openly gay person. >>> and good afternoon, i'm jeff in the nbc area weather center. after a frigid tart, 25 in gilroy, napa 28, and redwood city 22. and san jose down to 33, all the cold and still air has a spare the air alert in effect for wednesday. the worst air quality expected in the north bay, we will have detail on a warming trend and how high that thermometer will
and bringing it to his home. >> u.c. berkeley's loss is oakland's gain. >> meet the animals who now have a new place to call home. ñzÑprt hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> coming up at 6:00, a man leads police to body of his mother and confesses on to his murder. outrage for his release from a prison from a family for a previous victim. a man nominated for an oscar. those stories coming up at 6:00. >>> beautiful lights on the bay bridge. new art display will stay there for two years. >> before we go, the hye nags moved into their new settling in the new digs after a move from the berkeley hyena center. >> and that research dried up recently and the three animals needed a new home so the oakland zoo said they would adopted them. they will keep them separate from an elderly pair. >>> this is "world news." tonight, double threat. on top of the flu, another virus now spreading across the nation
. professors at uc berkeley gathered the most details traffic information yet. they found that the traffic is the worst in southeast san jose, hayward, san ramon and san rafael. they looked at very specific issues. they think they have the answer to this frustrating problem. >> you do not know where the traffic comes from, you do not see an accident or figure. it is just really bad. >> they believe this happens because people from outlying neighborhoods all come together like tributaries feeding a river and cause congestion at a random time for others on the freeway. this, researchers believe, will help them target and try to somehow fix problem areas. >> i am in favor of figuring this problem out. >> traffic officials say the time of building new freeways is behind us and this research will use what we have more efficiently which could mean more metering lights at the points where the neighbors come together and enter the freeway or, maybe, telling the commuters different times they should leave the house. >> thank you. happening now, governor brown is fighting to end a federal court orde
break that forced crews to close a lane near telegraph avenue a few blocks from the uc campus. workers had to dig up the street. water hasn't damaged any homes or businesses. there have been half a dozen water main breaks this week because of cold water combination and aging pipes. >> columbus parkway is re-opened after a huge tree branch fell on passing cars breaking off from the trees and fell into traffic last night. the branches weighed several tons. a passing van was crushed and two other cars were badly damaged. no one was hurt. it took crews more than two hours to clear the roads. >> san francisco giants most popular player is apologizing for an incident on new year's day. police were forced to remove romo from the airport after he got in a confrontation with security agents. we broke the store yesterday afternoon online. romo did nut have proper identification at a check point and argued with security officials. he was detained for a short while. last night, romo released a statement saying, i would like to sincerely apologize of the recent events at the las vegas airport which
for both uc and cal state university by $250 million each, less than asked for but enough to avert tuition hikes in the fall. if they want more funding in the future, he said they will need to do as he says. >> president obama in five hours will unveil a plan to deal with gun violence. a peninsula congresswoman took part in vice president biden's task force saying that the president will ask for renewal of i salt weapons ban, a ban on high capacity magazine clips and mandatory background checks for anyone who buys weapons from gun shows or private sellers. >> do we want an environment where we hear in this country, not so much in california, but in the country, where 40 percent of the guns that are purchased do not have criminal background checks in. >> the focus should be on the behaviors of the individual who committed the crime not on the focus on behaviors of the individual who have not committed crimes. >> the n.r.a. is calling the president a hypocrite releasing a video that not supporting the arming of school employees when his children have their own armed guards at school. >> we a
$125 million each for uc and csu. still governor brown says the state must live within its means and there will be cuts to certain welfare programs. >>> testing begins today on the now bay lights project on the bay bridge. more than 25,000 l.e.d. bulbs have been attached on the western span. crews will run the first sequence test to make sure everything is in working order. computer software has been designed to change light patterns. the $8 million project was created to celebrate the bay bridge's 75th anniversary. the switch will officially be turned on in march and it will run for two years. >>> when we return, monopoly is about to use a game piece. >> and it's up to you to decide which one goes into retirement. >>> sort of a monopoly survivor twist. hasboro holding a facebook contest to eliminate one of its igt little monopoly game piece and introduce a new one. and you get to help choose which one. >> it's the latest effort to bring new excitement to the game if they created almost eight decades ago. facebook fans of monopoly on tuesday can vote on which piece to eliminate a
reported. >>> uc undergraduate students will not see their tour wigs go -- tuition go up next fall. with proposition 30, the uc system will receive 125 million next year. but that's still less than the $250 million the state originally requested. uc is still considering raising fees for some graduate programs to make up for the shortfall. >>> we have to get out of her comfort zone. we have to look at this thing in a way, how do we maintain, enhance, this wonderful institution called the university of california. some of the governor's suggestions include reversing student's average graduating time, and defeesing faculty benefits. some regents pointing out -- pointed out that some uc regents teachers have lower salaries than others universities. >>> a vineyard manager in sonoma county has been sentenced to one mon in -- to one month in jail. the "press democrat" reports that james pool entered a no contest plea to charges that he removed a safety device. from r -- prosecutors say taking off the safety device caused the workers's ethlows to become trapped. >>> days after a virus zair
is expected to create a committee to search for the replacement. the 68-year-old says he plans to return to uc berkeley to teach law. >> more students applying for add min mission to university of california. nearly 175,000 students applied for admission to the system for fall, 2013 an increase of 8.6%. and la teen yoz are the largest group applying for freshman admission, making up more than 30% of applicants. >> sign them up, early. a new bill would allow california teens to preregister as vote qlerz applying to get their learners permit at dmvf passed teen woz have to wait until after they turn 18 to vote. the spontsor from santa barbara believes it would increase the number of active voters in california. a martin luther king junior celebration took to streets this afternoon in san francisco. kids from star king elementary marched around their campus. they held up peace signs and drawings of dr. king and also listened to part of the famous "i have a dream" speech. the act was approved one year after that march. >> well, still to come here get your binoculars out, find out when you can see
to teach law at uc berkley. >> a record number of applicants for undergraduate admission. 8.6% rise in applicants from last year for a totele of nearly 175,000. that includes fresh men and transfer students. they're seeing a surge in foreign applicants up 45% and for the first time latino students are the largest in state group applying for freshman spots at 32%. >> a federal overseer says it's too soon for california to retake control of the prison mental health system. last week you'll remember that governor brown argued our state has done enough to reform the system and should be allowed to resume control. today they said too many california inmates are still committing suicide and going without treatment for mental illness. the 609 page report was written before governor brown's proposal last week. >>> new information tonight on the bar pilot involved in this month's crash of a oil tanker into a bridge. he was guiding that tanker january 7th when it hit one of the bridge piers. he had three other incidents in his 7 years on duty. that's the second worst record among the 15 local
definitive answers. professors at uc berkeley gathered the most details traffic information yet. they found that the traffic is the worst in southeast san jose, hayward, san ramon and san rafael. they looked at very specific issues. they think they have the answer to this frustrating problem. >> you do not know where the traffic comes from, you do not see an accident or figure. it is just really bad. >> they believe this happens because people from outlying neighborhoods all come together like tributaries feeding a river and cause congestion at a random time for others on the freeway. this, researchers believe, will help them target and try to somehow fix problem areas. >> i am in favor of figuring this problem out. >> traffic officials say the time of building new freeways is behind us and this research will use what we have more efficiently which could mean more metering lights at the points where the neighbors come together and enter the freeway or, maybe, telling the commuters different times they should leave the house. >> thank you. happening now, governor brown is fighting to end a f
will increase from 10:24 to 10:55. it has increased from 2004. and uc berkley found it had no impact on jobs to leave the area. restaurants increased costs to customers with prices rising 6.2% for fast food and 1.8 for sit down eaters. >>> rates for gas customers will go town but electricity will raise a bit. it will drop 6% but the electric bills will go up over last year. and the rates are falling because the costs are declining. and the costs to maintain and modernise their power system. >>> we'll be back as the morning news continues. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways
from certain areas canceled their trip they would eliminate 14% of the congestion. researchers from uc berkeley used cell phone and gps to determine the areas that include dublin, hayward, san jose, san rafael and parts of san ramon. >>> what may be the boat to meat in the america's cup got its wing today. oracle usa received the widge at the port of oakland. it was damaged in october when the boat capsized. the wing was built in new zealand. it's on its way to the team base. oracle says the catamaran will be ready to sail again next month after the repairs are complete. >>> good afternoon to you. a quiet, hazy day over the bay area. an advisory for a spare the air has been claired today -- declared. the visibility still quite dense in some areas, i should say. in areas around concord and santa rosa reporting visibility. down to a quarter mile, half- mile. temperatures this morning, mid- 40s to 50s. if you have the sunshine, you are several degrees warmer than yesterday. if you have the fog and cloudiness, you are cooler than yesterday. and in concord, anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees coo
of a uc school is now more than $31,000 a year and state schools are up to $23,000. >>> from today's mild weather to freezing temperatures. in just seven minutes i'll tell you the detailed time line for a big drop in temperatures and the parts of the bay area that will be affected the most. >>> can giant fans help in another come back. the virtual honor that's up for grabs and why buster posey desperately needs your vote. >> we'll show you how san jose plans to join the trend, that story in three minutes. >>> the san francisco man acaused of setting his girlfriend on fire could be arraigned as soon as tomorrow. police say 22-year-old dexter oliver was arrested around 9:00 last night at a hotel in oakland. investigators say oliver threw gasoline on star lamar then lit her on fire. after the couple began fighting in a laundromat in the city's bay view district. family members say lamar will need numerous reconstructive surgeries and years to recover. >>> open sidewalk cafes is something that is growing in popularity. the city is once again trying to promote park lets, robert handa has the
degree from uc-berkeley, and then was appointed by art agnos in government in 1979. he became the director of the human rights commission under willie brown. he became the director of public works. 2005 city administrator, and then the fateful day in january 2011 when the board of supervisors could not decide on anybody and decided that family was not going to be a threat to their future political aspirations. [laughter] he got more than six votes, six more than anyone else. and he became the interim mayor. he did an amazing job. he is outspoken, both feet on the ground, a person you can trust, a person who is very honest, and based upon his experience, knows how to get the job done. i believe he is the best player ever that san francisco has had. we are so lucky to have him up there. he has balanced the budget, reform pensions, created jobs, and mayor, it has been a pleasure to work with you. i look forward to working with you further. they san francisco transplant coming down here to work on yet another newspaper, the business journal, doing a great job of it, and james mcgr
in chicago in two years. windchill hovering around 10 degrees. >> i hope he's okay. >>> a new uc berkeley study finds obese adults are more likely to die in a car crash. researchers used drivers license information to categorize drivers based on their weight. they found obese adults were 20% more likely to die in a car crash that normal weight adults. drivers who were extremely obese were 50% more likely to die. the researchers suspect vehicle design may play a role, as well as the fact obese adults are likely in worse shape than others. >>> it's been said sometimes it's better to look good than feel good, well, this might help you out. >>> still ahead, first family fashion. the obamas inauguration outfits have a lot of people talking and buying. we'll be right back to tell you about it. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a hu
and a professor of mechanical engineering at uc-davis. >> not all of them are safe, absolutely. >> reporter: a recent study at a conference at the international society for skiing safety found the rate of spine and head injuries at terrain parks is double that compared to other areas at a resort. hubbard says the key to preventing serious accidents calculating the distance from the jump to the landing. >> basically accommodates for any place you want to land and makes it you land equally softly everywhere. >> reporter: mathematical equations into it? >> mathematical equations, no? >> reporter: chris gunderson at the secenter of the trend. his company dreams up and constructs the jumps for the x games and the dew tour. he's also building terrain parks at ski areas all over the worl . for northern california it includes north star, squaw and heavenly. >> it would be incredibly difficult if not impossible to develop a standard, because sfeeds are so varying andxd use controls are so varying. >> reporter: we'll have more on the issue tonight at 11:00, and we'll also hear from a man now paralyze
uc berkeley, cal tech, will be on hand for the introduction of the bill. a few second office washing might give some people extra time to take cover before a quake hits. >> just ahead, the prices of some basics going up. we'll explain. >> plus, downward facing dog with a real pet. a very old tradition. >> and there is more rain on the way? meteorologist leigh glaser is up next with the forecast. >> mike: it's official. the 49ers landed in the big easy for super bowl xlvii, and jim harbaugh has his hand fall. not with the ravens but his skid >> ama: going to cost you more to mail a letter. the price of postage went up one cent to 46 cents for a first class letter. the forever stamps still work. >> gas prices are going up. the average price of gasoline is now 3.34 a gallon. up four cents in the last week inch california the average is 3.67. in the bay area, it's 3.71. >> the golden gate kennel club concluded a weekend dog show at the cow palace. the all-breed dog show and competitions. 350 breeds were represented through more than 2,000 dogs. the show is one of the most press siegous i
in poverty. they get to u.c. berkeley where there is over 34,000 students. as you can imagine, fish out of the water there. not only the academic load but the fact this that they have to work while going to school, there is so much going on with them academically dealing with financial aid and all of that not focused on where they need to be when they leave school which is very short period of time. this is real problem at universities now. students are coming into the university and prepared for their academics but not for the professional world. >> there is a lot of stuff, it's more than just staying in school. it's about professional development and personal skills. >> it's much more than that. that is why we see, when we students identify with career that academics go up naturally. what we provide is a professional development skills like presentation skills and negotiation skills, professional writing. i had no idea when i started the program that most students didn't know how to write a letter. frequently students don't know how to shake hands. giving a pitch and knowing how to ne
. researchers from uc-berkeley and mit tracked more than 350,000 drivers through their cell phone and gps signals. when a group came from outlying neighborhoods to travel long distances at the same time, they often clogged up freeways. caltrans and local agencies are reviewing the data and may put in more metering lights to spread out the volume in frequently congested areas. >>> now you can use your phone to pay for parking in almost any metered space in san francisco. they are now covered with a pay by phone app. with that, you can add time without going back to your car and the app will even send you a text to remind you when your meter is about to expire. only meters not included are language the embarcadero because they fall under the jurisdiction of the port of san francisco. >>> and those nearly silent smart cars soon could get a little louder. the ntsb is considering regulations requiring electric and hybrid cars to emit some noise. the point is to make conditions safer for pedestrians who may not hear the cars coming. >>> well, we have smart ca
a business model. >> reporter: governor brown is scheduled to attend tomorrow's meeting of the uc board of regents to hear a detailed presentation of ucs online education program. at san jose state university, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the adventures of former software mogul john mcaffe may be coming to a theater near you. warner brothers has picked up the rights to john mcafee's last stand. he had fled from belize to guatemala to avoid questioning in a murder case. and mcafee has recently moved to oregon. >>> kaepernick is sure making a name for hymn. he now is on the cover of sports illustrated check that out. at least he's on the west coast version. kaepernick ran for 289 yards and two touchdowns. joe flacco is on the cover of the east coast version of sports illustrated. and we have you covered for the sunday game. at 9:30 a.m. we have the championship play book, followed by nfc championship chase, at 11:00 a.m. fox nfl sunday and 12:00 it's the game and after the game it's the point after. >>> houseboats making way for apartments. >> it is warming up a little bit. some ve
is scheduled to attend tomorrow's meeting of the uc board of regents to hear a detailed presentation of ucs online education program. at san jose state university, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the adventures of former software mogul john mcaffe may be coming to a theater near you. warner brothers has picked up the rights to john mcafee's last stand. he had fled from belize to guatemala to avoid questioning in a murder case. and mcafee has recently moved to oregon. >>> kaepernick is sure making a name for hymn. he now is on the cover of sports illustrated check that out. at least he's on the west coast version. kaepernick ran for 289 yards and two touchdowns. joe flacco is on the cover of the east coast version of sports illustrated. and we have you covered for the sunday game. at 9:30 a.m. we have the championship play book, followed by nfc championship chase, at 11:00 a.m. fox nfl sunday and 12:00 it's the game and after the game it's the point after. >>> houseboats making way for apartments. >> it is warming up a little bit. some very large wind h >>> new details now on lance armst
francisco today at uc and will talk about the priorities he wants to see in the system. "los angeles times" reports brown will push for more teaching and less research at university of california campuses and wants more online courses to save money and increase class offerings. in the budget preliminary last week, he increased money for both the uc and cal state university systems by $250 million each less than requested but enough to avert tuition hikes in the fall. the governor said if they want more funding in the future they need to do as he asks. >> employees at oakland unified school district forced to move because of a flood will not be back any time soon after equipment was damaged. workers are displaced at least through the spring. they are looking at the structural stability of the building of the it will take up to ten wokes. the flood was caused by someone leaving a tap on in a custodian clots it. >> drives along the great highway in san francisco notice big improve 349 the next nine months with a little inconvenience in the meantime. traffic is reduced to a single lane in shor
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